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International Journal of Advances in Nursing Management
Year : 2018, Volume : 6, Issue : 4
First page : ( 321) Last page : ( 323)
Print ISSN : 2347-8632. Online ISSN : 2454-2652.
Article DOI : 10.5958/2454-2652.2018.00073.2

To Assess the Effectiveness of Planned Teaching Programme on Knowledge regarding Preconception care among Young Adults in Selected Colleges of Nagpur City

Mrs. Bhende Bhawana**, Ms. Madavi Navita*, Ms. Dhole Abhiruchi, Ms. Chivhane Piyusha, Ms. Girade Bhagyashri, Ms. Kalsarpe Mayuri, Ms. Ingle Saurabh

120/2K, Ashokvan, N.H-7, Wardha Road, Post-Rui, Nagpur-441108

*Corresponding Author E-mail: navitamadavi@gmail.com


Online published on 27 December, 2018.



Preconception care provides a foundation for implementing a package of promotive, preventive and curative health intervention shown to have been effective in improving maternal and child health. The objectives of the study were 1) To assess the existing knowledge regarding preconception care among young adults in selected colleges of Nagpur city. 2) To evaluate the effectiveness of planned teaching programme on knowledge regarding preconception care among young adults in selected colleges of Nagpur city 3) To associatethe post-test knowledge scores with selected demographic variables.


A pre-experimental and descriptive evaluatory research approach was used with one group pre-test post-test design to evaluate the effectiveness of the planned teaching programme. 60 samples were selected by non-probability convenient sampling method are used. The pre-test was administered to 60 young adults followed by the STP. After 7 (seven) days, post test was conducted to the same samples using the same tool. Data gathered was analyzed using descriptive and inferential statistics in terms of frequency, percentage, mean, standard deviation and Paired ’t’ test.


The major findings revealed that structured teaching programme enhanced the knowledge of the young adults on preconception care. The overall mean percentage of post-test knowledge scores of the young adults 64.43% is apparently higher than the overall mean percentage of pre-test knowledge score 44.03% and is significant at 0.05% level. Paired ‘t’=6.494% p<0.05 indicating that the STP was effective in gaining knowledge of the young adults on preconception care.



Effectiveness, structured teaching programme, preconception care, young adults.


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